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Honorable to Representative: Gbajabiamila Seeks Change of Lawmakers’ Title

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Members of the House of Representatives may all drop the title “Honorable” soon.

And that’s because the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila has sponsored a bill seeking to change the lawmakers’ appellation to Representatives.

The legislation, titled ‘A Bill for an Act to Amend the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act, 2017, seeks to define the designation and address before the name of a member of the National Assembly.

According to the bill, “A member of the House of Representatives shall be designated and addressed as a ‘Representative’ and shall be entitled to have before his name the word ‘Representative’ during his term in office and for life.”

No title change is prescribed in the bill for senators.


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